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So Does the Rate.
While private enterprise for the most part has been able to hold costs and effects of inflation in check, in many cases through efficiencies and watchful management, government does no such thing. An infrastructure operation that is run by government hasn't the same incentives, or mechanisms that allow increased costs to be aggregated along side found savings. The Price will always go up. And the announcement of rate increases over one international bridge?
"The Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority (SSMBA) today reminded International Bridge customers of public hearings next week in Michigan and Ontario to review a proposed toll rate increase.Is foreshadowing for what will happen for another several hundred miles south.
The math in easy to understand terms has been done before
This type of hearing could be expected several times in only the first few years for a new crossing that won't even open with operating capital.
By JGillman, Section News
Class is in session.
I know public teachers who are Republican. Quite a few in fact.
So what, right?
The point should not be lost that in any organization, there are political preferences that vary. In any work environment, there are ideas that are different, and in the teaching environment, contrary to the wishes of progressives who would wish to program each generation of children with all manner of degenerate reasoning and backward analytical skills, there are conservative REPUBLICANS who simply wish to work , and teach and fill the minds of those children with what schools are for.
Math, Science, Reading, and writing. And maybe a little competition training through sports and debate.
Unfortunately, those things, that are not enough for the progressive activities of the teachers unions, specifically the MEA, take a back seat to the unproductive pursuits of political goals by over zealous leftist activists within those unions. The MEA and others like it, utilizing dues forced from Republicans within their membership work counter to the wishes of those members.
And no further evidence of this is needed than what has been presented recently by the Michigan Republican Party
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By JGillman, Section News
And rightly so.
The image below the line is just the first salvo from both sides of the bridge issue.
Its good to see the arguments made from the different perspectives. Plenty to be said about whether or not we actually pay for it in one way or another, but surprisingly no one yet doing what will ultimately provide the most accurate answer.
20,000 Crossings a day now. Unless the Ambassador bridge is FORCED to close, then the traffic would split.
Average ticket of $6 Gross $120,000/day (if the ambassador is FORCED to close) $44 Million a year
Debt service (interest only) of $30 Million a year. Then add to this the cost of operations, ongoing liabilities (you know those pesky benefits) and maintenance. An additional $30? $50 million? A year?
My goodness So who DOES pay for it when it doesnt even pay its bond? mmmm?
Its a math question.. Not even a difficult one.
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By JGillman, Section News
There is enough right there.
The post writes itself.
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